Writer and geologist,
Rebecca Lawton is a fluvial geologist and former river guide who writes about water in the West. Her latest book is Steelies and Other Endangered Species (2014). She lives in northern California.
Ecology and environmental sciences
Midnight at the oasis
Once oases supported human evolution. Now, our addiction to fountains, pools and palms threatens our survival
Why breaking the rules outdoors is an irresponsible thrill
The healing power of nature
The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom